WHAT SHOULD I GET FIRST?


BUYING WHAT YOU LIKE

The best way to rotate your food storage and make it useful to you it to EAT IT! So my first suggestion is getting food you already know you'll like. Freeze dried fruit, veggies and meat are really tasty and can be used everyday. I would recommend the THRIVE Brand of course. The quality is outstanding.

SUBSTITUTING ONE FOR ONE

I would also suggest that you think of a couple of your family's favorite recipes and take one fresh ingredient out and replace it with the food storage version. For example, I love making artichoke spinach dip. Instead of using frozen spinach, I use freeze dried. It's excellent in taste and texture. And lasts 25 years in the can and 1-2 years open in your pantry. Now I can rotate my freeze dried spinach.

THE POWER WENT OUT...NOW WHAT?

Think about what you would need to make your usual food if you could not count on your fridge or freezer for ingredients. Want to make a cake mix, brownies, eat cereal, scrambled eggs, mac n cheese?
Inevitably we come up with the same few items that are essentials.
They are: instant milk, powdered milk, powdered eggs and powdered butter. Just these few items will make all the difference in keeping food on the table in times when you need it the most.

DON'T FORGET THE VITAMINS

Many who have food storage don't have protein (except in the form of beans ) or Vitamins.
Another great suggestions is fruit and vegetables. The freeze dried fruit will provide you with the essential nutrients and vitamins that make you feel great. There are plenty of freeze dried vegetables that will help supplement your meals and add color and more vitamins.

COMFORT FOOD GOES A LONG WAY

It is important, in times of need, to provide your family foods that they are comfortable eating, that taste good and look tasty. So how about some brownies or macaroons? Thrive carries these 2. The best thing about them is, they last 20 years in your storage and only require water to prepare the batter!

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